Virginia Lake, Whanganui

4.8
Stroll along the verdant, forest-lined shores of tranquil Virginia Lake, or stop by the onsite winter gardens, home to many tropical and exotic plants. Admire the various sculptures, feed the ducks, swans, and geese on the water, and visit their brightly colored cousins in the aviary. If you're feeling peckish, stop by the cafe for coffee and cake. Don't forget to bring coins to turn on the fountain. Our Whanganui road trip planning website makes visiting Virginia Lake and other Whanganui attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • No visit to Whanganui is complete with a stroll around the Lake. Gorgeous (despite occasional flashbacks to my high school cross country).  more »
  • Took a leisurely stroll around the lake, visited the winter garden and had a coffee in the cafe. Perfect!  more »
  • There are 3 main tracks around the lake varying from 1.7 km, 1.7-1.9 kms to 0.83 kms. The tracks vary but are mostly very good. Many different areas to see, Twin bridges, playground, swamps, band rotu...  more »
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  • A beautiful place for a walk. Fairly flat with good paths.
  • Best place to visit in Whanganui. Took the nephew for a walk and found several painted #whanganuirocks hidden around the lake.
  • A popular place for walkers, families and active relaxers too
  • Good place
  • Nice area
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